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Announcing a new manuscript conservation effort in Djerba, Tunisia: the El Bessi Library Project | إعلان بمشروع جديد للحفظ على المخطوطات في جزيرة جربة: مشروع مكتبة جامع الباسي

It is my pleasure to announce that the Endangered Archives Programme (supported by the British Library and Arcadia) has awarded a pilot project grant for the preservation and digitization of the El Basi Mosque manuscript library in Djerba, Tunisia. In … Continue reading

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An Ibadi Bookstore in Tunis | مكتبة إباضية في تونس

While visiting Tunis this month I stopped by to see my friend Mohamed Bennani, owner of what is for me one of the most eclectic and fascinating book and ephemera collections in Tunisia (the “Beit el Bennani” library). I told … Continue reading

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Updating the Site | تجديد الموقع

Over the next few weeks, I am going to be updating the site and preparing to post some of the things I have been working on relating to research. Thanks for your patience. في الأسابيع القادمة سأجدّد مضمون الموقع وأحضّر … Continue reading

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Ibadi Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de Tunisie | المخطوطات الإباضية في المكتبة الوطنية التونسية

My article on Ibadi Manuscripts at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Tunisie appears this month in the Journal of Islamic Manuscripts: an abstract is available here. صدرت المجلّة للمخطوطات الإسلامية مقالتي حول المخطوطات الإباضية في المكتبة الوطنية التونسية هذا الشهر. الملخّص … Continue reading

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Dissertation Abstract Updated (Final Version) | وضع ملخص جديد للأطروحة

I have not been posting many new items lately mainly because I have been in the process of finishing my dissertation. I have re-posted the abstract to the “Dissertation” section of the page. The project is coming to a close … Continue reading

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Al-Bārūnī Library in Djerba | فتح المكتبة البارونية في جربة

A quick note that the new location for the Barouniyya library in Djerba, Tunisia, opened last week on the 5th of March. I have not had the chance to visit personally but the library posted a photograph of the new … Continue reading

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Text of the Presentation from the Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb Symposium | نص المداخلة من ملتقى الشيخ سالم بن يعقوب

Below is the short presentation I wrote for the recent symposium in honor of Cheikh Sālim b. Yaʿqūb in Djerba. النص الآتي هو الذي كتبته لملتقى الشيخ سالم الثقافي في جربة “” تمثّل المكتبات الإباضية الخاصة مصدرا هاما للغاية من … Continue reading

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